Stroll through the Rio Grande Nature Center’s Native Plants Garden with Ron Friederich, as he identifies and discusses the plants and trees. Discover the special beauty of the native plants as we walk 1.5-acre garden area, containing more than 200 individually labelled plants that will help you appreciate the Bosque. Time permitting, we’ll visit other interesting areas of the Center. Note: There is a $3 entrance/parking fee. Limited enrollment.

Ron Friederich, a retired physician, has led various tours for Oasis at the BioPark and the UNM Campus Trees. He authored a photo guidebook of the Botanic Garden for the BioPark docents. In 1991, he received the Martin Luther King Human Rights Award for establishing the first Eye Clinic at Healthcare for the Homeless, where he volunteered for 26 years.